Monday, August 17, 2009

Dog Fun Fair

Hi everyone!  Brutus here, reporting from the field.  
Mom is feeling a little yucky today, so it's up to me to start the week off on the right paw!

This weekend me, my mom & a few of the humans from my extended pack went to a big park where there were more dogs than I've ever seen. It was really hot (you can see I have one of my cool coats on), and mom kept throwing me into the many swimming pools (ugh!) that were scattered around the park.  She also brought lots of ice water for me to drink & made sure I went into the shade if my tongue started hanging out too far!

I saw my fellow canines doing all kinds of things, from obedience & jumping like I do, to police work, dock diving, racing, and lure coursing!  There were dogs of every shape, color, and size, and I think all of them wanted to be my friend!  Just as importantly, the dogs brought a lot of humans along too, many of whom pointed and giggled at my cute little self.  

To show everyone how neat the Dog Fair was, I'm posting some of my favorite pictures!  Mom even made me include some that I'm not in *hmph*!  Anyways, here's what we saw:

There were black dogs and white dogs...

... and black & white dogs in all sizes!

Short dogs...

.... and really short, but long dogs! (Martha Basset, we thought of you!)

Tall & fancy dogs....
(she doesn't seem to mind the hat, poor thing)

... and just plain wet dogs. 

There were lure-coursing dogs that ran like the wind....

(that's my aunt Maggie in these two pictures! She's a really fast greyhound!)

... and "racing" dogs that ran more like, well... ketchup out of a bottle 
(wiener dog race!!)

We saw dock dogs that dove right in...

...and hot dogs that just wanted to cool their paws (I wonder if he knows Bo??)

There were dogs looking for a human to adopt them (that's an albino Doberman on the left - how cool!)....

...and dogs that had already found their forever homes!
(these three rescue greyhounds are my aunt Maggie, and my cousins Monty & Gracie)

There were big, slobbery, friendly dogs...

(She's a bullmastiff - a large girl, but we really hit it off!  How can you not like a lady with slobber & face wrinkles??)

... and smaller slobbery, friendly dogs!
(that's Calpurnia the English bulldog, I think she's hot too!)

And look who her boyfriend is - Picasso, a fine Frenchie like myself!!

Well, we saw lots more than just that, but mom says my computer time is up!  Hope you enjoyed my report from the Dog Fair.  We have some more neat pictures, including a lot of my Greyhound aunt & cousins, but they'll have to wait for tomorrow's post.  So for now, signing off, your roving Frenchie reporter -



SEDONA said...

What a pawsome outing, Brutus! Loved seeing all your pics...that was one cool event.
I think Greyhounds are da bomb; must be fun to have one in the family!
Speaking of cool, I can imagine how suprised that Toller owner was that you recognized the breed...the only person who knew what I was was an obedience instructor! And we have yet to meet another Toller...sigh!
Your pal,

Martha said...

That looks like the most fun Brutus. Your pictures were great and we are very pleased you thought of us when you met that basset - even though he was a boy!
We hope your mom is feeling better.
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxx

Cocorue said...

hey Brutus.....great pics
mumster loooves greyhounds ( she had a Russian Borzoi before....)and threatens to change me for a grey whenever i'm naughty....

where's she gonna sleep the grey?....on her bed???funny hooman


Greyt Blog said...

Love the photo's! Wish they did dock jumping in the UK looks so much fun! Not that Tango or Harley would take part, they would refuse!

Love the photo's of the grey's too! And of course all the lovely picture's of you!


Molly the Airedale said...

What a lot of good looking friends you met, Brutus! Our mom is just in love with the English Bulldog girlie since she had one before she got us!
We hope your mom feels better soon!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Bijou said...

Hi Brutus,

That dog fair looks like a great fun! Getting to meet all those doggies of different shapes and sizes must have been really neat. Of course we think you were the cutest one there!

Wags & wiggles,

Woodrow, Luna, MJ Campanella said...

What a great outing - we love your cool coat - we gotta get us one of those - or 3 actually - normally mommy just keeps a wet shammy for us!!

your cousins look like alot of fun - and looks like you made alot of new friends

Woodrow - Sweetie - MJ

Ziggy Stardust said...

Brutus you did a very good job and I am glad you are letting Mommy take it easy. These Mommies are fragile creatures that we need to take care of and love constantly. You met so many dogs, wow, that is so cool. I thought Mango was there for a minute.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Astrid Keel said...

what a pawsome event, Brutus! Looks like you got to see everydog in everyshape and everycostume! But I gotsa say... you're still the cutest!

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With Khattledog said...

Great post Brutus!

I think that has earned woo lots of extra treats!

Tank woo fur sharing all those khool khanines!


Oreo said...

Brutus, you did a fanstastic job reporting!! Sounds like it was alot of fun seeing all the dogs. Hope your mom is feeling better, not fun when she is sick.

Tail wags

ScrapsofMe said...

How fun! Fashion, flirting, running...all my fave activities! And that first white doggie in yer bloggie looks like Puffy USED to look back in the day when he'd allow you to groom him properly. Not as white since his momma was an apricot poodle and his daddi a white maltese....but the bichon cut was the same. SHE got tired of fighting with him over the grrrrommy bidnez and said he was too old to stress out that much. Now he just a number 3 all over. One of HER BFF has a rescue greyhound....but it's a couchie tater doggie now. Retired from running she says. Love yer cool max shirty thingy. Will have to look for one for me n Puffers.
Long distance sniffie butts....

Mia said...

Great pictures Brutus!! It looks like everyone had a great time!!!!!

Martine said...

Holy cow!!! What cool dogs and fun fair to attend Brutus!!!!

I like your cooling jacket!

xo martine

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

What a great outing, except we didn't see any Scotties about.

We love that last photo of you - it's just priceless.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Dexter said...

Aw, she is just a little bull mastiff (smaller than us full sized doggies), but pretty cute nevertheless.

I like those little cool down jackets. I wonder if they come in mastiff size?


Brutus, Ellie, Pippa and Otto said...

Great photos. What fun you must have had.

The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

Wo many friends and extended fur-relatives! I was so happy that you were so friendly with so many of the big dogs and showing how nice big puppies are!!

I can't wait to see more pictures!! You a such a social butterfly!


Lorenza said...

Hi, Brutus!
It looks pawesome! I am sure you enjoyed a lot meeting all those friends!
Kisses and hugs

Mack said...

We love dog fairs and dog shows too!

I think Calpurnia has a crush on you!

Taffy said...

Looks like you had a great time, Brutus! So, the hot dogs weren't too fast, huh? They must not have had the right incentive cause we can run pretty fast! Thanks for a great post!

Agui and Jenn said...

What an adorable posting! Looks like you had a fabulous day Brutus! Brutus, what´s a cool coat and where do I get one? Keep the post coming, I love to read.

Live long and prosper, Spock

ocmist said...

We LOVED this post... Almost as good as going ourselves! So many neat dogs to look at and such fun things to do! Your Mom sure loves you and takes care of you well, too! Glad you had a fun time! The Corgi Country Crew